New 5th grade students for 20-21

  • We are excited your child will be a fifth grader next fal!
     

    As a 5th grader, the Technology Partnership Program (TPP) is now available to you. The program allows for student access to online resources to support their learning. It involves families and the Kettle Moraine School District sharing the cost of a computer for a student to use at school and home. At the end of four years, your family will own the computer.

     

    Students entering 5th grade next year will receive touchscreen Chromebooks through this program. A Chromebook is a laptop that runs the Google Chrome operating system and runs seamlessly with Google Apps for Education, which is the system used by all Kettle Moraine schools. These devices are widely used at Kettle Moraine elementary schools, so your child is accustomed to using them.

     

    The cost of the program to families is $75.00 per year over four years. Fees will be assessed each year during the back-to-school registration process. Families who qualify for fee waivers are not required to make this payment and may still participate in the program, however they will not own the device at the end of four years unless payments are made.

     

    Note: Because ownership of the Chromebook is eventually transferred to you, the program requires four payments regardless of when your student enters the district.

     

    Participation in the program covers insurance and maintenance on the device for four years. With the touchscreen devices, our insurance program will cover the first damaged/broken screen. Any subsequent screen replacements will require a $100.00 deductible payment from the family.

     

    An additional benefit of the program is that for safety and security, TPP devices are monitored and filtered by district systems both at school and at home. For more details, visit www.kmsd.edu/tpp.  

     

    This program is voluntary; if a family chooses not to participate, the student will still have access to a Chromebook during the school day. However, those not participating will not have the option to bring the device home at night, on weekends or over school breaks.

     

    We plan to distribute devices at or before the start of the 20-21 school year. More information about the Technology Partnership Program, as well as the program handbook, is available at www.kmsd.edu/tpp.

     

    Questions about the program may be directed to either:

    • KMSD Director of Technology Services Bob Boyd - boydb@kmsd.edu or 262-968-6300 ext. 5351
    • KMMS Library Media Center Assistant Kirsten Mills - millsk@kmsd.edu or 262-965-6800 ext. 2400